After this year's run of Gigantour is finished, Megadeth will be hitting the road for a short tour with Rob Zombie that kicks off on May 11 and will lead up to the two bands' appearance at this year's Rocklahoma Festival.
I have always played and jammed like a man possessed, and my own songs simply flowed nonstop from the very beginning as early as 1960 onward. I still jam constantly, which, to my way of thinking, is the ultimate practice, because it is free form and purely uninhibited and defiant, at least the way I jam it is. Some days I hammer away for hours, some days just a few minutes.
While Van Halen's new album, A Different Kind of Truth, maybe be remembered for having some of the heaviest tracks in the band's catalog, there's one mostly acoustic number on the album that has proved surprisingly infectious: "Stay Frosty."
Pete Townshend has announced he was selling the publishing rights to his entire catalog of songs to a firm called the Spirit Music Group, which controls varying degrees of rights to songs by the Grateful Dead, Lou Reed and many other artists.
In case you didn't know, Duff McKagan -- on top of being a top-notch bass player -- is also a pretty damn good writer. He's been writing a column for both Seattle Weekly and ESPN.com for some time now, and this week he focused on the mania surrounded New York Knicks standout Jeremy Lin.